May 24, 2024

As AI-generated photographs develop into extra widespread, Google DeepMind and Google Cloud have launched a software to watermark such photographs.

SynthID is a software that provides an imperceptible watermark to pictures created by Google’s Imagen. The corporate mentioned the software in a weblog publish:

Right this moment, in partnership with Google Cloud, we’re launching a beta model of SynthID, a software for watermarking and figuring out AI-generated photographs. This know-how embeds a digital watermark instantly into the pixels of a picture, making it imperceptible to the human eye, however detectable for identification.

SynthID is being launched to a restricted variety of Vertex AI clients utilizing Imagen, certainly one of our newest text-to-image fashions that makes use of enter textual content to create photorealistic photographs.

Whereas SynthID is at present designed to work with Google’s instruments, the corporate says it might combine with third-party providers sooner or later:

SynthID may very well be expanded to be used throughout different AI fashions and we’re excited concerning the potential of integrating it into extra Google merchandise and making it accessible to 3rd events within the close to future — empowering folks and organisations to responsibly work with AI-generated content material.

Instruments like SynthID are an necessary step towards guaranteeing accountable use of AI.